Quito Quichua : SD15.

New Haven, Conn. : Human Relations Area Files, 2010-
eHRAF world cultures. South America.
eHRAF world cultures

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Quechua Indians.
Indians of South America -- Ecuador -- Pichincha (Province).
Ethnology -- Ecuador -- Pichincha (Province).
Indians of South America.
Pichincha (Ecuador : Province) -- Civilization.
Ecuador -- Pichincha (Province).
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Quito Quichua is a broad, descriptive category rarely used by Ecuadorians to refer to Quichua-speakers or those of demonstrable indigenous ancestry within and surrounding the limits of Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, located just south of the equator in the Province of Pichincha. This collection of 4 documents about this group focuses on a time span from 1936 to 1978, although some contain considerable historical background information as far back as the Inca occupation and the Spanish conquest in the sixteenth century. The fundamental ethnography, by Beals, is based on fieldwork conducted in the community of Nayón in 1949. It is a study of community organization emphasizing how the growing links between the traditional and national economies on the eastern outskirts of the capital city of Quito in Pichincha Province, and ways in which the resultant forces of acculturation are affecting social organization. Other prominent themes include the daily routines of life and forms of mutual aid. Beals follows up with an argument that encroaching urbanization with its pressures on land ownership is a more potent force for social change in Nayón than the lure of cultural assimilation (mestizaje) that accompanies economic integration. In a study of what were by the late 1970s the newly (sub)urbanized eastern barrios of Quito, Salomon validates Beals' hypothesis with a look at the psychological, religious, social, and philosophical dimensions of the Yumbo dancing that is part of the Corpus Christi festival, revealing how costumed dance and dramatic performance is a means of reaffirming collective ethnic identity and asserting ethnic pride given increasingly nationalized and westernized surroundings and individual aspirations.
Community in transition Nayón - Ecuador ; Acculturation, economics, and social change in an Ecuadorean village / Ralph L. Beals
Culture summary, Quito Quichua / Kathleen Fine-Dare
Killing the Yumbo, a ritual drama of northern Quito / Frank Salomon.
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This portion of eHRAF world cultures was last updated in 2010 and is a revision and update of one portion of the microfiche file, Ecuadorian Highland Quechua, SD13.
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Beals, Ralph L. (Ralph Leon), 1901-1985. Acculturation, economics, and social change in an Ecuadorean village.
Beals, Ralph L. (Ralph Leon), 1901-1985. Community in transition, Nayón - Ecuador.
Fine-Dare, Kathleen S. (Kathleen Sue), 1953- Culture summary, Quito Quichua.
Salomon, Frank. Killing the Yumbo.
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